Inspiration: Cotton Candy

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Fairy floss was introduced in the late 1890s, and back then it was a pricey treat. Later on in the 1920s it became known as cotton candy. Spun sugar on a stick is popular at carnivals and theme parks, but because of its soft color, affordability and volume, cotton candy is a nice dessert/decor/prop option for weddings.

Even those without a sweet tooth can admit that cotton candy, in all its fluffy glory, adds whimsy to a celebration. We love fairy floss on desserts and drinks, as a voluminous backdrop on candy buffets, as favors in a bag with a personalized note, or placed atop cakes and cupcakes. How fun!


wedding cotton candy cookie pop, cupcake

Source: (L) the decorated cookie (R) Becoming Lola

wedding engagement photo fair with candy

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pink cotton candy wedding favors, treats

Source: (L) Joan Allen Weddings via * (R) via ***

cotton candy wedding carnival backyard theme

Source: Marianne Taylor

cotton candy wedding party cake and cupcakes

Source: (L) vintage sugarcube (R) Him and Her

pink cotton candy wedding carnival cart

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cotton candy martini, signature wedding drink cocktail

Source: (L) Scott Campbell (R) Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Co. on Facebook